The Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC

Discover sparkling stories and illuminating art in brilliant books by BC authors and illustrators.

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Creativity in the Classroom

BC writers and illustrators connect literary and artistic communities and partner with educators to inspire kids and teens!

CWILL BC– the Children's Writers & Illustrators of BC


We bring books to life!

"I love having illustrators visit our school and our students are absolutely mesmerized by them. Illustrations are what bring a book alive... Every year I try and have at least one illustrator visit our school... It has always been a very memorable visit."

- Julie Desmarais
Blueridge Elementary (North Vancouver)
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Become part of our community

If you're a published author or illustrator, consider joining CWILL BC. You'll meet creative, like-minded individuals and become part of an organization that actively promotes itself—and the cause of literacy—across a variety of media and through special events.

Enjoy friendship, inspiration, and support of colleagues in the field of children's writing and illustrating
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Latest News

7/26/2016 12:04:22 PM
Ellen Schwartz has done it again! In her new book Heart of a Champion (Tundra Books), Schwartz weaves the compelling tale of a young Japanese-Canadian child’s dreams to become a baseball player, against persecution and racism of the time. This … Continue reading
7/5/2016 7:36:02 PM
CWILL member Karen Autio has won the national 2016 Word Award for best children’s novel for Kah-Lan the Adventurous Sea Otter illustrated by Sheena Lott and published by Sono Nis Press. Karen is the acclaimed author of a trilogy of … Continue reading
7/2/2016 1:51:18 PM
CWILL BC is pleased to announce that the books for Phase 2 of the Reading Lights project have been chosen. Reading Lights is a program in which plaques featuring children’s books by BC authors and illustrators are installed on lamp … Continue reading
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